Celia’s Journey: Journal Entry 3

Hello FRIENDS! How are you all doing? I’ve been doing pretty good… enjoying the summer heat and afternoon pool time.  To be honest though, up until today, I have felt discouraged and disappointed in my weight loss journey. I haven’t been sticking perfectly to the Dr. Brown Diet and haven’t been exercising as regularly as I had planned to. Even though I have lost 8 lbs in the last month and half, I expected the weight to come off quicker and was disheartened when I hit a plateau a few weeks ago. But after taking my measurements today, I see that my efforts haven’t been in vain! Check it out:

Original Measurements/ New Measurements:

Waist: 42 inches/ 39 in 
Hips: 48 inches/ 45 in
Bust: 45 1/2 inches/ 43 in
L:  29 1/2 inches/ 28 in
R: 29 inches/ 28 in
L: 16 inches/ 16 3/4 in
R: 16 inches/ 16 3/4 in
L: 16 3/4 inches/ 16 in
R: 16 1/2 inches/ 16 in
Behind: 48 3/4 inches/ 47 1/4 in

Excluding my calves, which I’m kind of in love with (see pic below) … I’ve lost 13 and 3/4 total inches!!!


I was honestly in shock when I started seeing the inches I had lost. It was a wonderful pick-me-up and excellent motivator to keep me pushing harder! I can do this, and I know y’all can as well! My dedication is back at 150%, and I’m ready to achieve more inches and pounds lost! Hope to update y’all soon on my progress!

Stay healthy, my friends!!


Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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